MANY TRIBES, ONE SPIRIT
Camping / Campervans
There will be a specific area to camp with your tent where you will be able to enter with your car. Remember that you must bring all your camping equipment with you!
There will also be a zone dedicated for campervans and mobile homes. In this area there will be no connection to electricity. In the whole camping area, please avoid the use of speakers, especially after 10pm.
Amara Valley has a beautiful pool where we can refresh and enjoy the Summer days. Please, make sure you respect the swimming hours and take especial care of your kids.
We love animals and there are already a couple of dogs at Amara Valley. Because of this and other reasons, we took the decision that dogs will not be allowed at the festival this year. Thanks for your understanding!
Agni means fire in Sanskrit, and although we’ll have fire in the festival it is totally PROHIBITED to have any fire in the camping zone or forest as the area has a high fire risk. Thanks for your collaboration on this!
The element of water is very present at the land and we have the good fortune to have natural sources of drinkable mineral water throughout the property. Bring your own bottle to refill whenever you like at the points indicated. Stay hydrated!
“ZERO WASTE” FESTIVAL
– Moving Beyond Leave no Trace –
Are you joining the Zero Waste challenge?
We are extremely excited to have joined the Zero Waste Festival train and to be one of the few events in Spain that embraces this important shift for our planet and for humanity. From the Agni team we are so committed to make this festival a sustainable organism creating lower impact to the land, becoming more aware of the waste we produce and ultimately moving towards a culture where we contribute not only to “leave no trace” but to “leave a better trace”, one that moves towards a culture of connection with nature, each other and ourselves.
Our highest hope is that by applying some of this innovative and daring changes into the ethos of the festival we plant a seed of inspiration to empower our people, tribes and community to make changes on their own terms. If you have been to Agni in previous years you will find some significant changes to the way we are managing our waste. We invite all of you participants to take this matter as seriously as we are, and to help our beloved festival to set an example for our future generations
THE INFORMATION BELOW IS SUPER IMPORTANT TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR THE FESTIVAL!
Going Waste Free at Agni
“Pack it in, Pack it out” – Our purpose this year is to bring and create as little waste as possible during our time on site. That’s why you will NOT find rubbish bins anywhere in the festival site. Everything that we bring we are responsible to take out with us. There will be rubbish bags available for you at reception to keep your trash with you so you can take it you go when you depart.
BYO Cup, Plate & Cutlery – This will be an essential part of Agni this year. Our wonderful vendors will be providing amazing food, but they will NOT serve it in disposable plates or cups. We encourage you to bring your plate, cup and cutlery, however you can also purchase/rent the beautiful Agni cups as well as plates and cutlery at the Reception, where you can then return them when you want and get a refund – 10€ deposit for cup (6€ alone), plate & cutlery (4€ alone), 6€ refund (4€ cup, 1 € plate, 1€ cutlery).
Composting at Agni – Next to the washing up station you will find a compost bin to dump any food scraps. Then our amazing volunteers will take it to the Compost Hole where it will nurture the soil!
JOIN THE PLASTIC DIET
Water Bottle – Water is Life! And there are so many water points around the festival grounds. Bring your own reusable bottle to fill up so you stay hydrated!
Plastic Bags – From Agni Spirit Festival we will try very hard to use as little plastic as possible and we would love that you do the same! An old cardboard box, is a great way to store your rubbish during the festival and to avoid plastic bags.
HOW TO DO IT?
Before coming to Agni – The Zero Waste challenge starts at home before packing for the festival! Choose carefully what are you going to bring, what are you buying, refuse packaging at the supermarket, and only bring what is needed and will not create unnecessary waste.
Have everything at hand! – Carrying a backpack around the festival with all your necessary things will be of great help: water bottle, plate, cup, cutlery, sun protection (see below!), swimming costume, etc.
Protect our waters! – It is not only what we put on the Earth but also what runs to our waters. We are so luck to have amazing pure water on site and we need to protect it! At the Agni showers we will provide biodegradable soap and shampoo for everyone. We ask you the same for the toothpaste! Please, DO NOT use any product that is going to damage the lake and the potable water.
Protect your skin and the Lake! – The same applies to sunblock. Yes! If we use a non-organic highly chemical sun protection and then we swim in the lake this is going to dissolve in the water and poison the wild life, including a very rare and unique species of fish that was there before us!
WHEN LEAVING SITE:
Amara Valley is natural treasure, and the proposal of Agni is not to be detrimental to the state of the land.
For this we ask:
- Make sure your camp site is clean and that you are not leaving any rubbish whatsoever behind
- Take all your rubbish with you and PLEASE AVOID DUMPING IN THE SMALL TOWNS AROUND THE AREA! Hold on to it until you reach Banyoles, Girona, or a bigger town. This is extremely important for our long term relationship with the town and the development of the festival in this site! Help us keep a good name and image!
- If you smoke, please bring a sealable portable ashtray
- Please don’t use the fields as a public toilet. Use the beautiful compost toilets (and yes, the portaloos too!)
ACCOMMODATION AT AMARA
CAMPING IS NOT YOUR THING?
Don’t worry! At Amara Valley we have accommodation for you. However, there are limited beds and due to the COVID19 protocol rooms will not be shared amongst participants that don’t know each other. Once you enter the form to buy your ticket you will be asked to add accommodation and you can choose a double or quadruple room to share with your friends or family.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TICKET?
With your general camping ticket you will get access to the festival, all the activities & performances, brunch & dinner, and use of the facilities and site during your stay.
IS FOOD INCLUDED?
Yes! This year we will have communal vegan meals for everyone included in the ticket from thursday dinner to Sunday brunch. Breakfast will not be included but there will be the option to purchase it from the Agni Cafe where we will serve coffee, chai, cacao, smoothies, granola breakfast bowls and other goods. The Cafe will also open at other times during the day to purchase drinks and sweet treats!
Plates and cutlery will br provided from Agni, but please BRING YOUR OWN CUP!
WILL I NEED CASH AT THE FESTIVAL?
You will need cash for the Agni Cafe, Agni Shop and other artisan vendors at the Agni Market. You will also need it to receive individual treatments from our team of therapists. For treatments there’ll be time slots available throughout the festival, and you’ll be able to sign up for them at the Information Point. Also some ceremonies will have a supplement to cover the materials. You’ll also be able to reserve your place for these ceremonies at the Information Point. The food and artisan vendor stands will also only accept cash. THERE ARE NO CASH MACHINES ON SITE!
CAN I BRING MY FAMILY?
Agni is a gathering suitable for the whole family and families with children are very welcome come and enjoy the festival. The place is ideal for kids with lots of space, a lake, a garden, and above all, activities specially for them! Kids under 16 years old have FREE ENTRY. We ask that children be with their parents 24h a day. The festival organisation will not be responsible for any minors.
WHAT’S THE MAIN LANGUAGE AT THE FESTIVAL?
AGNI is a completely bilingual event with a very international community. The main general information and activities will be in both English and Spanish, and there will be workshops in one language or the other and also bilingual ones. You can always ask for translation to some of our team members!
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You will need to be self sufficient with your accommodation unless you booked a bed in the house. Bring camping equipment, towel, swimming gear, head torch, water bottle, a cup, yoga mat, and anything else you need to have a great time!
WHAT HAPPEN IF I CAN’T BE THERE FOR THE WHOLE TIME?
Due to the reduced number of people for this year’s event, and the fact that Amara Valley is a private property, we are asking all the participants to come for the duration of the entire festival and arrive on Thursday 30th. The Reception/Gate will only be open on Thursday. If for any reason you need to arrive later please contact [email protected] ASAP so we can arrange a time to open the gate for you to come in.
CAN I STAY AN EXTRA NIGHT AT AMARA?
If you would like to spend the night of Sunday at Amara it is possible! Please get in touch at [email protected] to pay the extra cost for accommodation and food.
Gates will open from
Thursday 30th of July at 12pm
You can arrive to site from Thursday 30th July from 12:00pm (lunch not included), and departures should be by Sunday 2nd of August at 8pm (dinner not included).
Saturday – Monday activities will start from 8:00am and the latest time of evening performances and music will be 1:00am.
How to get there
Agni Spirit will be held at “Amara Valley”, on the beautiful natural reserve of la Vall de Biert. The closest town to Agni is Banyoles and you can easily get there by public transport. Closer to the date we will update the details to the Agni Shuttle. In addition, we help you find ride shares and meet others that you can share taxis and also your trip.
MAP OF LOCATION
COORDENATES: 42.094048, 2.698567
By Public Transport
More info soon
More info soon
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Please join the Facebook Group AGNI RIDE SHARE 2020 to meet other people offering or needing a ride to the site!
The closest major airport is Girona and Barcelona-El Prat.